13: The Air That I Breathe – The Hollies

NeilTop 30 - Songs Of The 1970s

Entered Top 40s: 4 April 1974
Entry Point: 35
Highest Chart: 4
Weeks In: 18
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This one might surprise a few people – not necessarily one of The Hollies biggest hits and certainly one that came towards their charting period. But that said, I really like the song and always have.

The song as written and recorded by Albert Hammond (who had a few hits of his own) but it was this version that was the commercially successful one. It was their 18th charting hit in Australia and was one of six to make it into the top 5 of our national charts.

I think it is one of the forgotten hits of the 1970’s for many people but certainly worthy of inclusion in this countdown in my opinion. It will be part of Turn Up Your Radio this coming Saturday when I feature The Hollies In the Spotlight.